Author: Omolewa Nafeesat bint Yakub

Know Islam, Know Paradise

ISLAM’S VIEW ON HOROSCOPE

HOROSCOPE A horoscope is an astrological chart or diagram representing the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, astrological aspects and sensitive angles at the time of an event, such as the moment of a person’s birth. The word horoscope is derived from Greek words hõra and scopos meaning”time” and “observer” (horoskopos) Astrology is a means of divining earthly events according…
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July 19, 2017 0

LEGACY OF ISLAM IN YORUBA

LEGACY OF ISLAM IN YORUBALAND Islam came to Oyo Empire in 14th century during the reign of Mansa Musa in Mali and subsequently conversion to Islam by some Yorubas. It was popularly called “Esin Imale” – religion brought by the Malian people. However, some people erroneously translated “Esin Imale” as “hardened religion to practise”. According…
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July 19, 2017 0

REJOINDER TO AN EXCERPT FROM “BEHIND THE VEIL” BY ERGUN MEHMET CANER

“Islam is pure and simple, and it holds women in high esteem.” And stay in your houses and do not display yourselves like that of the times of Jahiliyeeyah (ignorance). ” (Qur’an 33:33) A typical Muslim women might not have any hope to you but they are jewel of islam.Sura 4:34 – Men are the…
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July 15, 2017 2

THE TONGUE

THE TONGUE Ka’b on Mercy: Blessed are those who are merciful to creation. Ka’b reported: Allah Almighty said to Moses, upon him be peace, “O Moses, be soft in nature, for the most abhorred creation to me is one within whom is arrogance, in whose tongue is sharpness, and in whose heart is hardness. The…
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July 10, 2017 0

RECLAIMING OUR RELIGION

RECLAIMING OUR RELIGION Being a muslim we need to reclaim our religion from the prongs of a strict interpretation, we are witnessing attempts to make this strict ideology the one and only accepted face of Islam. We have seen what the resurgence of political Islam has done to our regions of origin and to our…
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July 8, 2017 0

MONSOON DEATH TOLL IN ASSAM RISES 18 – INDIA

India: Monsoon death toll in Assam rises to 18 Heavy rains have displace thousands in northeastern Assam state, with no letup in the deluge, officials say. Many people have moved to makeshift camps set up by authorities on higher ground [Reuters] The death toll from worsening monsoon floods in India’s Assam state has hit 18…
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July 6, 2017 0

A FORGOTTEN HEALING – AL HIJAMAH/ CUPPING

A Forgotten Healing – al Hijamah\Cupping Hijaamah comes from the root al-hajm, which means “sucking”, and is used of the action of draining the breast when an infant is suckled. Al-hajjaam is the name given to the cupper, and hijaamah is the name given to this profession. Al-mihjam is the name given to the tool…
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July 5, 2017 0

SLANGS AMONG MUSLIMS, PERMISSABLE OR NOT???

SLANG AMONG MUSLIMS, PERMISSIBLE OR NOT? “He does not utter a statement except that there is an observer by him ready to record it.” [Sûrah Qâf: 18] SubhanALlah… Dwelling on the topic of discussion, putting the above verse as a ‘companion’ will greatly assist our discourse.   Slangs are what? What do they stand for?…
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July 5, 2017 8

Yemen: At least 1,500 dead in cholera outbreak

Yemen: At least 1,500 dead in cholera outbreak The UN says at least 1,500 people have died in a cholera outbreak in Yemen which is the worst ever. The World Health Organization says more than a quarter of a million suspected cases have been registered in the country. But with treatment centres concentrated in cities,…
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July 5, 2017 0

HORLADEY FINS AND GILLS FARM

HORLADEY FINS AND GILLS FARM Fish is a high-protein, low-fat food that provides a range of health benefits. Since the human body can’t make significant amounts of these essential nutrients, fish are an important part of the diet. Also, fish are low in the “bad” fats commonly found in red meat, called omega-6 fatty acids.…
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